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2017 Talent Festival Results

Virginia Talent Festival

On Saturday, April 29, two hundred students from across the state convened at Covenant Church in Charlottesville, VA for Virginia Talent Festival. It was a full day celebrating achievement in the fine arts, performing arts, and Biblical scholarship. Talent Festival has two levels of participation: Junior for students ages 7-12 and Teen for students ages 13-19. Everyone participating at the junior level of competition is recognized with Bible Quiz winners receiving awards. Students at the teen level compete under challenging guidelines, and winners and runner-ups for each category are declared. Winners at the teen level are eligible to compete at National Teen Talent held at Lee University later this summer. Special acknowledgment is given for those in both age levels who receive a superior rating from the adjudication panel. Congratulations to everyone who shared their unique talents this Saturday.

2017 Teen Talent Winners

* denotes superior rating

ART

Drawing

Brad Wudski *

Stafford Church of God

Winner

Mackenzie Hoffman

Covenant Church of God

Runner-up

Photography

Kaitlin Makridis

Covenant Church of God

Winner

BIBLE

Individual Bible Teaching-Youth 

Bryson Peyton *

Winchester Church of God

Winner

Team Bible Quizzing

Covenant CRU

Covenant Church of God

Winner

Covenant Leviathan

Covenant Church of God

Runner-up

CREATIVE WRITING

Poetry

Tony Ross

Winchester Church of God

Winner

Short Story

Megan Phillips

Encounter Church of God

Winner

Kassie Phillips

Encounter Church of God

Runner-up

DRAMA

 

 

Group Human Video

Reach Student Ministries *

Winchester Church of God

Winner

 

Group Pantomime

Aftershock Relentless Love *

Encounter Church of God

Winner

Souled Out *

Fort Chiswell Church of God

Runner-up

Group Skit

Aftershock Relentless Love *

Encounter Church of God

Winner

Reach Student Ministries *

Winchester Church of God

Runner-up

Group Synchronized Movement

Dance Ambassadors of iDance Ministry *

Covenant Church of God

Winner

Nepalese Dancers

Covenant Church of God

Runner-up

Monologue

Ashlyn Mitzel *

Winchester Church of God

Winner

 

Solo Expressive / Interpretive Movement

Kerigan Mullins *

Fort Chiswell Church of God

Winner

Kara Surgeon *

Celebration Church of God

Runner-up

Solo Human Video

Joshua Frost *

Encounter Church of God

Winner

 

Solo Mime

James White *

Impact Church of God

Winner

 

Solo Pantomime

Eli Jones *

Fort Chiswell Church of God

Winner

Rachel Vivian *

Encounter Church of God

Runner-up

Solo Spoken Word

Kayla Rivera *

Winchester Church of God

Winner

 

MULTI-MEDIA

 

 

Short Film

Christian Carrier

Covenant Church of God

Winner

 

Website Design

Stephen Rivera

Winchester Church of God

Winner

 

MUSIC

 

 

Contemporary Christian Performance

Reach Student Ministries

Winchester Church of God

Winner

 

Female Vocal Solo

Victoria Wilcher

All Nations Church of God - Alexandria

Winner

Zhaire Roberson

Covenant Church of God

Runner-up

Instrumental Ensemble, Small

Redeemed

Fort Chiswell Church of God

Winner

 

Male Vocal Solo

Joshua Frost *

Encounter Church of God

Winner

Tony Ross

Winchester Church of God

Runner-up

Percussion Indefinite Solo

Gabriel Tirado *

All Nations Church of God – Alexandria

Winner

 

Piano Solo

Kassie Phillips

Encounter Church of God

Winner

 

Strings Plucked Solo

Darius Hairston *

The Church at Mercy Crossing

Winner

 

Vocal Ensemble, Small

Relentless Love Students

Encounter Church of God

Winner

Vintage

Nortonsville Church of God

Runner-up

Woodwind Solo

Jacob Young *

Salem Church of God

Winner

Luis Rivas

Winchester Church of God

Runner-up

Junior Talent Participants with a Superior Rating *

ART

Wet Media Painting

Yue Yue Wright *

Covenant Church of God

DRAMA

Group Pantomime

Souled Out *

Fort Chiswell Church of God

Group Synchronized Movement

Dance Ambassadors of iDance Ministry *

Covenant Church of God

Monologue

Abby Layton *

Commonwealth Christian Community

MUSIC

 

Piano Solo

Hannah Kemp *

Fort Chiswell Church of God

2017 Junior Talent Bible Quiz Results

BIBLE

Individual Bible Quizzing

Haden Blankenship

New Hope Church of God

Winner

Marshall Howard

New Hope Church of God

Runner-up

Team Bible Quizzing

Kidz Nation Team Revelation

Covenant Church of God

Winner

Kidz Nation Team Genesis

Covenant Church of God

Runner-up

The Talent Festival program is more than a competitive activity to determine who rates first and second; it is a ministry of love and guidance to Church of God youth. Competition, coupled with love and guidance, is a strong force in challenging youth to reach their full potential and to express themselves constructively for the glory of God.

The Talent Festival program includes the following divisions: Art, Bible, Creative Writing, Drama, Music and Multi-Media. Youth with skills in these areas may use them for their personal enjoyment and as a Christian witness.